Friday, June 20, 2008


Scenes from St. Augustine -- A shot from the top of the Castillo de San Marco. Ponce de Leon and his men sailed through that channel beyond the palm trees (so did Sir Francis Drake, several years later). That's Vilano Beach to the left, where we always stay. It's gorgeous, not very commercial (although it's becoming more so, sadly). The walls of the Castillo are made of coquina, a seashell-limestone mined locally. The white stuff is where the fort has been repaired. After surviving many, many attacks (coquina absorbs cannonballs, go figure) and turning over only as part of treaty or surrender, the Castillo is not holding up as well under a quarter of a million visitors each year.

Not much to talk about today. I've been writing, writing, writing -- more than 13K in the past week. I'm loving how Troy Lee and Angel's story is shaping up so far.

How was your Friday? Up to anything interesting this weekend?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

just studying! researching, writing papers, reading required chapters . . . . glad to see those vacation memories are sustaining you this summer as you turn out more words than I can read in a summer! drinks on the porch when you're ready!